Quezon City, Philippines
The city government is a pioneer among local government units in the country in the adoption and implementation of green building infrastructure.
Green Roofs / Buildings
UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
University is uniquely positioned to develop and test system-wide energy solutions.
CRD Headquarters Building
In the Autumn of 2007, the CRD Headquarters Building Phase Two was awarded the Canadian Green Building Council’s prestigious LEED®: Gold designation.
Rooftop solutions are a major feature of the plan. The plan promotes both blue roofs, which divert rainwater by mechanical means, and green roofs, a layer of vegetation that can be installed on flat surfaces.
The green roofs at Millennium Water provide multiple benefits, including: mitigating the heat island effect, reducing rainwater peak flows, insulating the building from heat gain/loss, providing forage and habitat for wildlife.
Maureen Connelly (120p) – BCIT Centre for Architectural Ecology
“We’ve had green roofs for thousands of years, going back to the ziggurats or Hanging Gardens of Babylon. In Germany now, one in four roofs are vegetated.”
Singapore scene (330p)
Singapore is among the top four in a new study ranking Asia-Pacific cities in terms of their 'greenness'. But it lags behind in renewable energy usage and waste management: Study
The creation of green infrastructure is part of the Philippine National Framework Strategy on Climate Change.
Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver's high ranking for 2008 is mostly due to the 2.4-hectare “living roof” on the Vancouver Convention Centre, the largest in Canada.
Green Roof at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plan (300×195)
By replacing the impermeable surface of a standard roof with vegetation, a green roof provides numerous environmental and economic benefits.